ReidGirl November 10, 2017 Share November 10, 2017 On 09/11/2017 at 2:48 PM, JMO said: I’ve been trying to think about whether I would have enjoyed this more if the entire premise (and the location of the missings) hadn’t been given away in the promo and sneak peeks, two weeks ago. Maybe. But it had all been given away two weeks, ago, along with any hint of suspense. CM really needs to wrest control of its publicity arm. Since we pretty much already knew the plot, there was really no need to spend so much time down in the bunker with the victims and unsubs. This is a broken record, but there are too many people on this team. This episode, it led to an unusual degree of stilted line delivery, especially by the profilers who were pushed to the sidelines. It’s hard to get much inflection going when you only get to speak eight or ten words at a time. It was fascinating how much the members of the team each knew about the whole doomsday clock idea, including the specific dates of events contributing to it. Fascinating, how they all had to share an exposition that might have once belonged, in its entirety, to Reid. There are times when ‘direction’ can function as its own character in a production. That can be a good thing, or not. I appreciated that Aisha Tyler tried some different things, but I’m not sure those things always contributed positively to the scene. The bodycam technique, so successfully employed by ‘ER’, made me motion sick when it swung around Rossi, Tara, Luke and Matt. The parameters given to Garcia to deduce the unsub and his partner were more preposterous than usual, especially given the instant responses. And Reid. Poor Reid, who continues to be more abused by the writers than he ever was in prison. He’s back to being socially awkward (intruding into a conversation with the ‘I read about a guy who only owned 79 items, including his underwear), and emotionally blunted (his reaction to being trapped in the bunker, ending with the ridiculous thing about not accounting for finger fatigue). Of everything about this episode, I am most disappointed with the treatment of Reid as a caricature once again. I hope this was an aberration, and not a harbinger of things to come. AJ did well with her focus. I expected some final reflection on having been able to return the sister of the woman with whom she'd been meeting, in contrast to her own situation. Since they brought up the whole idea of her being able to relate on that basis. I'd like to offer to help Garcia find an apartment in whichever unnamed location Morgan now inhabits. Agree with this post completely!!! Also with the idea that this episode could have been more interesting if Reid and JJ were trapped in the bunker for longer period and trying to get everyone out. Seriously Reid could not figure out the door code?? SERIOUSLY? Also no signs of PTSD even after being locked in that confined space? Not even a little reaction? I think it is completely cured now. 4 Link to comment
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